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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 21, 2008 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Birthday Brent

I am a huge Brent fan as that was my main era of touring.
Always liked Far from Me and Don't Need Love,(Augusta '84 being a smokin version).

One of my favorite memories involving Brent took place at the Spectrum in Philly in Spring of '85. A friend and I were at the back of the hall near the back of the first level. There was an usherette there who was just being a total pita to everyone thru the first set.(not unusual for a Philly show.) The band went into Don't Ease to end the set and when it came to Brent's solo he was just tearing it up. This seemed to get homegirl's attention and she actually started to pay attention to what was going on on the stage. As the song ended and the band headed for the set break, the usher was overheard to say "Damn...that white man was gettin' dooooowwnnn on them keyboards".
The entire second set she was totally into the show and never once hassled anyone for dancin in the aisles the rest of the night.